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Location

Our address: Barnacles Hostel - Galway, 10 Quay Street, The Latin Quarter, Galway

Walking

To get to the hostel from either the Bus & Train Station (same location) or from the private Coach Station:

  • Walk diagonally across Eyre Square
  • Turn left onto Williamsgate Street and continue straight down Shop Street
  • At the Kings Head Bar, keep left and walk down High Street onto Quay Street
  • Our hostel is situated on the right, directly opposite the Quays Bar
  • Handy Google map is right here!

Bus / Train

Bus

There are two bus stations in Galway, one services the public bus company and the other services private bus companies. Both stations are only a 5 minute walk from Barnacles Hostel. Please see directions in the Walking section.
Travelling to and from Dublin:
Bus Éireann– The public bus service offers an hourly bus service running between Dublin’s central bus station and the Galway bus station. This takes on average 3 hours and 40 minutes.
GoBus – A quicker service is offered by this private company who run 14 services between the two cities daily (and Dublin Airport). This service takes on average 2 hours and 30 minutes.
Other parts of the country: Bus Éireann services most other parts of Ireland, as do a number of private companies, click on the city you travelling to/from for more information:
DonegalCork
Limerick
Sligo

Train

The train station is a 5 minute walk from Barnacles Hostel. Currently there are 7 trains running daily between Dublin and Galway by Iarnrod Éireann

Car

Dublin

Heading from Dublin on N6 – Follow all signs for Galway until you come to The Martin roundabout, and take the 1st exit Continue straight through all the traffic lights At the next roundabout, take the 2nd exit, and continue straight through 2 sets of traffic lights At the next set of traffic lights, Moneenageisha – at teh G Hotel/Huntsman Bar, keep left Keep left at the next set of traffic lights along by the water You arrive at the Docks – a one way system and you will see Hynes Yard car park on your right, it is the only multi-storey carpark on this street. Please bring your car park ticket to the hostel so we can validate it To find us from this car park, walk out the exit opposite to that which you entered, this will bring you out onto Merchants Road. Take a left and at the end of this road turn right. At the end of this block there is a small lane way almost opposite you (a restaurant called Cactus Jacks on the right on the lane way), walk up this lane and Barnacles Quay Street House is facing you as you come onto Quay Street.

Cork & Limerick

Travelling on N 18- Follow all signs for Galway until you come to The Martin roundabout, and take the 1st exit Continue straight through all the traffic lights At the next roundabout, take the 2nd exit, and continue straight through 2 sets of traffic lights At the next set of traffic lights, Moneenageisha – at teh G Hotel/Huntsman Bar, keep left Keep left at the next set of traffic lights along by the water You arrive at the Docks – a one way system and you will see Hynes Yard car park on your right, it is the only multi-storey carpark on this street. Please bring your car park ticket to the hostel so we can validate it To find us from this car park, walk out the exit opposite to that which you entered, this will bring you out onto Merchants Road. Take a left and at the end of this road turn right. At the end of this block there is a small lane way almost opposite you (a restaurant called Cactus Jacks on the right on the lane way), walk up this lane and our hostel is facing you as you come onto Quay Street.

Sligo

Travelling on N17, at the 1st roundabout coming into the city, take the 2nd exit Continue straight through all the traffic lights At the next roundabout, take the 2nd exit, and continue straight through 2 sets of traffic lights At the next set of traffic lights, Moneenageisha – at teh G Hotel/Huntsman Bar, keep left Keep left at the next set of traffic lights along by the water Onto Docks – a one way system and you will see the car park on your right, it is the only multi-storey carpark. Please bring your car park ticket to the hostel so we can validate it. To find us from this car park, walk out the exit opposite to that which you entered, this will bring you out onto Merchants Road. Take a left and at the end of this road turn right. At the end of this block there is a small lane way almost opposite you (a restaurant called Cactus Jacks on the right on the lane way), walk up this lane and Barnacles Hostel Quay Street House is facing you as you come onto Quay Street.

Castlebar

Traveling at N84, at the 1st Roundabout, Kirwin take the 2nd exit Take the 1st right on this road and at the next roundabout, take the 2nd exit, and down a hill At the next roundabout, take the 2nd exit, and continue straight through 2 sets of traffic lights At the next set of traffic lights, Moneenageisha – at teh G Hotel/Huntsman Bar, keep left Keep left at the next set of traffic lights along by the water Onto Docks – a one way system and you will see the car park on your right, it is the only multi-storey carpark. Please bring your car park ticket to the hostel so we can validate it. To find us from this car park, walk out the exit opposite to that which you entered, this will bring you out onto Merchants Road. Take a left and at the end of this road turn right. At the end of this block there is a small lane way almost opposite you (a restaurant called Cactus Jacks on the right on the lane way), walk up this lane and our hostel is facing you as you come onto Quay Street.

Airport

Galway Airport – Galway City is serviced by a small airport, located about 5 miles from the city centre, Galway Airport. There is a bus service 3 times daily between the airport and the city centre. For airline information check out Aer Arannand Flybe.

Shannon Airport – Just an hour and a half away is the much bigger Shannon Airport. Both Bus Éireann and City Link have regular buses between Galway City and Shannon Airport. Please note, car hire is also available.

Dublin Airport – Galway city is well serviced by buses that run 24 hours a day direct from Dublin airport. There are 3 companies operating regular buses on this route. check out Bus Éireann, City Link and Go Bus to see which schedule suite you best.

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